Category: Bluegrass recording news

On This Day #47 – JD Crowe live in Tokyo

| April 18, 2016 | 0 Comments
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On this Day ….. On April 18, 1979, JD Crowe and the New South played at the Kosei Nenkin Sho Hall in Tokyo, Japan. Having already visited Japan in August 1975, banjo ace Crowe took the New South back to the Land of the Rising […]

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Rattle & Roar coming from The Earls

| April 18, 2016 | 0 Comments
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The Earls of Leicester, headed up by Jerry Douglas, will continue their romp through the music of Flatt & Scruggs with a second album of classic songs in July. Rattle & Roar, like their self-titled debut, is a collection of numbers performed by Lester & Earl […]

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The Road’s Salvation track preview

| April 14, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Rounder Records and The Lonely Heartstring Band have graciously agreed to share a track from their upcoming album, Deep Waters, with Bluegrass Today readers. The album isn’t due until June, but here’s a song to enjoy in the meantime, The Road’s Salvation, written by guitarist […]

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Del and Woody – an unlikely collaboration

| April 13, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Two masterful musicians from different genres have come together for a new CD despite the fact that one of them passed away nearly a half century ago. The legendary Del McCoury releases a collaborative work with the late Woody Guthrie titled Del and Woody this […]

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Deep Waters coming from Lonely Heartstring Band

| April 8, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Rounder Records has announced a June 3 release date for Deep Waters, their first project with Boston-based Lonely Heartstring Band. This contemporary bluegrass band consists of five talented and thoughtful musicians, four of whom met while students at Boston’s prestigious school of modern music, the Berklee […]

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American Heart single from Jon Kahn

| April 8, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Jon Kahn is a country music artist and songwriter, who was convinced by a chance encounter with a bluegrass band that his song, American Heart, needed to be recut as a bluegrass song and released to bluegrass radio. Kahn is also a political writer and editor […]

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Gospel Plowboys to Mountain Fever

| April 5, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Mountain Fever Records has announced the signing of the Gospel Plowboys to the label, with a new album, Welcome Home, due in June. The North Carolina Band consists of David Murph on mandolin, John Goodson on banjo, Michael Jenkins on guitar, David Brown on guitar and bass, Andrew Brown […]

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Cullen’s Bridge introduces My Daddy’s Grass

| April 4, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Rebel Records recently announced that the label had signed Mickey Galyean & Cullen’s Bridge, from the musically rich area of Lowgap, North Carolina, stating that their debut album for Rebel, My Daddy’s Grass, is due out this summer. If you think that you have heard […]

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Kentucky Fiddler from Wayne Brewer

| April 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Tonight’s Friday Night Bluegrass show at the Shepherdsville Music Barn is the next-to-last concert in this winter music series hosted by Gary Brewer & The Kentucky Gentlemen. Each week from November to early April, Gary and the boys have opened each show followed by a […]

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Blind Alfred Reed: Appalachian Visionary

| March 30, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Ted Olson, a professor of Appalachian Studies at East Tennessee State University, has become known as a go-to person for information on the early recorded music of northeast Tennessee and southwest Virginia. Some music fans may recognize his name as the Grammy-nominated writer of meticulously […]

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